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Short Course in Emergency Medicine - Contact Tuition

Interests: Emergency / Medicine


Introduction

Many hospitals and emergency units lack the capacity to provide adequate emergency care due to inadequately trained healthcare practitioners. In support of the initiative for adequately trained emergency healthcare practitioners the WHO sectioned a global call for this initiative in Dec 2018 . It is imperative that patients presenting with potentially life-threatening conditions receive the correct management to preserve life. The unfortunate reality therefore is that significant mistakes may happen. The Short Course in Emergency Medicine is specifically designed to provide practitioners with an understanding and skills to manage emergency care.

Developed by experienced emergency medicine experts the course aims at equipping practitioners with the necessary skill set to establish an ordered approach amongst demanding circumstances.

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Who Should Enrol

  • Doctors, clinical associates, nurses and paramedics who work in Accident and Emergency Departments (Casualty Departments) on a regular basis.
  • Family Physicians and General practitioners who may encounter medical emergencies or patients with serious medical conditions in their practises.
  • Rural practitioners who work in isolation and have to rely heavily on their clinical skills to diagnose and manage potentially life-threatening conditions.
  • Consulting specialists who treat patients with medical emergencies
  • Any health care practitioner interested in improving his or her clinical and diagnostic skills in emergency care .

Course Design

Interactive 2-day contact sessions that are supported by cases studies and interactive group discussions to enhance learning.

Course Content

This course will cover the following modules:

  • The Emergency Department as an error prone environment (Including equipment)
  • Medical mistakes and medicolegal protection
  • Clinical reasoning
  • High risk presentations
  • High risk patients
  • Safety in triage, disposition and discharge

Assessment

Participants are required to pass a multiple choice questionnaire with a minimum pass mark of 70% in order to obtain a certificate of completion.

Accreditation

Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Health Care Professionals for 30 CEU’s on Level 2.

Fees


R 3 500.00 (inclusive of all VAT and taxes where applicable)

Date Venue
25-26 July 2020 Gauteng
22-23 August New Castle